Religion: In Mennonite Fields

A simple life of toil and worship is that of Amish Colony of the Mennonite sect on the central Illinois flats. Tilling the soil on large farms, its rugged members have always opposed modern machinery on theological grounds. The Colony was steadfast even during the World War, when increased production would have meant bigger profits. Last week the Mennonites compromised. First, rain had held up planting. Second, heat had felled horses. After prayer and conference, the Mennonite elders voted to rent some tractors, to hire some drivers. But piously they vowed that as soon as...